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. melissa: if you thought washington satisfied its search to tax breaks it -- rich, think again. senate democrats reportedly want even more knew taxes. lori: breaking details out of algeria after the bloody for a hostage situation at the gas plant. hopes fading for survivors. the grim toll and the unanswered questions that. president obama making his career just a couple of moments ago that he is ready to do battle on the economy and that, but not at the expense of social security, medicare, and medicaid >> we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. lori: the president giving his second inaugural address this morning. rich edson now joining us from washington d.c., and that was certainly a politically partisan address we heard from the president. >> reporter: well, it was a d
taxes as the most important issues facing american small businesses and that's double the response for any other issue. the next two were government and relagz. in other news, walmart will announce a plan to hire every veteran that applies for a job. the only requirement? the vets need to have retired from the military within the last year. >>> the house will begin to debate on a $51 billion plan for superstorm sandy victims. more than 90 amendments will be filed by friday. earlier this month, lawmakers approved $9.7 billion to help pay flood insurance claims from the storm. the senate is expected to pick up whatever legislation the house approves, but things are getting testy at this point. you are talking about over 75 days i believe at some point since the storm actually came through. governor chris christie of new jersey has been making harsh comments about how you will not expect in the past of seeing any of the representatives from this area of the country who were voting down bill toes help aide flood and victims in iowa. he doesn't want to see breaking down into you scratch
. he kind of cleaned john boehner squat in terms of taxes and revenues. it was all tax increases. $15 million in spending cuts. republicans have to get their acts together to negotiate better on the debt ceiling and other things. neil: what is the overture on the republican party? saying that they are going to push for a three-month extension? >> sure, what i read in it was from a pr standpoint in saying that gets all is a bad idea and will hurt the economy. and for economy a year and a half ago. republicans are saying that maybe it's a smart move in the sense that they want to say enough of this pr stunt. let's take the falls off the table but let's get to the real essence of spending cuts. the president is going to keep coming back. but it's more revenue. but it's more tax increases. we knew th in the campaign. neil: there is this paraphrase between the rich and the poor that you alluded to. maybe he has not done this. >> i don't think he is done on more tax increases. neil: more deductions? >> deductions anperhaps more rate hikes. this was alluded to during the fiscal cliff talks b
approval that plunges, now standing at just 14%. the president insisted on higher taxes for the wealthy. part of his campaign designed to cast mitt romney as out of touch. his victory sealed, this president will have a sequel. >> for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the original was a drama. but what the sequel needs is action. to it craft a legacy, this president must bring lawmakers together. cliff after cliff, short-term thinking and political bickering at every turn. dysfunction is ruling washington. but look beyond that and this economy is poised for a recovery, a recovery the audience, you, the american people, have desperately been waiting for. businesses hiring, home foreclosures down, the value of your house rising, resilient stock market at five-year highs, historically low interest rates. plus, consumers are still spending. but, beware, most sequels are never as good as the original. so what will obama's economy, the sequel, look like? john avalon is a columnist at the daily beast. international business at the university of maryland, and annie lowrie
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to raise taxes and democrats don't want to touch entitlements it will be a heavy left but may bring optimistic. >> gregg: do allies of president obama maybe there is an opportunity to get big things done? >> they do seem encouraged following the house republicans' offer to increase the debt limit nation's built to borrow for three months and in exchange allow the house and senate to pass a budget. republicans would like to see a budget with spending cuts. here a key white house advisor on the g.o.p. offer. >>> we don't think the short term is smart for the economy. two or three months has uncertainty. we are please today see the republicans in the house drop their previous position which was, they were only going to pay the bills they racked up if they got what they wanted in deep spending cuts in medicare and other programs. that is progress. >> reporter: starting a new term president obama has reluctance will ri he is the one politician in washington who does not have to run for reelection. it be interesting to see what he wants to do to try to push big things across the finish li
that fiscal cliff deal where dividend taxes just went to 20%. a lot of upset and anticipation that it would go higher but 20% is a great number. >> exactly. >> steven hammer, setting some highs of the day right now. you're bullish at least for the short-term here, how much higher do you go? >> i have no doubt in the next six months. we could potentially see anywhere from a 5% to 10% increase in the u.s. stock market, but we need to be cautiously optimistic, and to us it's all about earnings and it's all about volatility which is why we wait based on risk, and investors need to be cautious to where they invest money and they still need to stick with quality. >> okay. hank smith. what's going to take us to these new highs, do you think? >> well, look, i think we've seen in the beginning of this year finally some money coming out of bond mondayfunds going i equity funds. for five years it's been just the opposite so perhaps we're at the very beginning of what could be a very powerful trend providing a ton of fuel to the equity markets, and we agree. look, dividends are still very attractive, as l
are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and you can actually get government to work and get good things to happen. you can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense. >> the nra immediately released this statement. these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime, sadly, the new york legislature gave no consideration to that reality while lawmakers could have taken a step towards strengthening mental health reporting. instead, they opted for stopping the rights of g
share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. lou: the white house responded by calling the nra cowardly. press secretary offering one of those obama rules as they like to call the say most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack and is repugnant and cowardly. well, obama rule number one. bad form to point out the president's children are protected by armed guards and appropriately so, but okay for the presidents to use other people's schoolchildren as props in his news conference in which he advocates a rollback of second amendment rights. our first guest says the president is using the tragedy to bolster an anti-gun agenda and that that is an affront to the second amendment. joining us tonight, the attorney general of the great state of texas. good to have you with this. let me first give your reaction, if i may, to the president's executive orders and as they are called, memoranda to dea
taxes up to the level where you fund the promises that we've already made. the entitlements that we've already made and the guarantees we've made, they just want to raise taxes on somebody. i don't know who, to the point where we never actually reform medicare, medicaid or social security. >> the question i want to ask him, is there ever a time that he's making, is it now given where we are in the economy? >> well, the question is, you put in a hundred and you take out 400 in medicare and the government covers 300. >> and it makes no sense. >> well, no, but there are people that think that the government's roll is to provide that 300. and so we should raise taxes to the point where you -- it doesn't matter that you -- >> right. >> it doesn't matter. that is the redistribution. >> that's the agal tearan notion or the equality, the fairness in outcome. >> i'll give it to him. we'll ask the question. >> i just hope you got fired up watching lance. >> i'm fired up watching lance. i'm fired up for that interview. >> i can tell he hurt you. i could tell from when you were over there, you
million r tax adjustment and $376 million from something and $700 million from reduced mortgage loan loss. jamie dimon said challenges still exist but as we look forward to 2013 -- let me finish this thought, we look forward -- we remain optimistic. we're committed to doing our part to speed the recovery of the housing market and we continue to see favorable credit conditions across our wholesale loan portfolios. at first blush. go ahead, andrew. introduce chris. >> chris whalen is here to respond to these numbers. i'm here to say they also put out on their website today. what do you make of these numbers? >> similar to welles making up a lot of earnings numbers with cost cutting, very important. a little light on revenue, i think the story of most banks going into 2013. my guess is interest margins continuing to squeeze because of the fed. >> that's not going to get better. >> the benefit from the fed has gone by on net and tt an alarmi rate and the time's gone >> what's your thoughts on loan growth. >> as jamie said he's trying hard to put on assets, everyone in the industry is. but wit
, the president signed into law. >> there will be no more tax-funded bailouts. period. >> years of spending added up and the debt ceiling talks of 2011 led to a budget standoff between democrats and republicans who had taken back control of the house in the mid-terms. >> is there a risk that the united states could lose its triple-a credit rating, yes or no? >> no risk of that. >> no risk. >> the debt ceiling was raised in august, the political fight and the spotlight on the count row's deficit and debt problems led s&p to downgrade the u.s. credit rating for the first time in history. >> geithner steered the major economic moves in the first term, now he's stepping down at treasury. the pick to replace him is jack lew, who has established a close relationship with the president. he is know chummy with the republicans on the hill after the debt ceiling negotiation. for that reason and other, his looming confirmation hearing could be bumpy. but if confirmed, lew will likely be dealing with the top issue in this second term, how to get the economy moving and addressing the count re's long-term fisc
tax reform. but what he's not willing to negotiate and he should not noer negotiate is over whether the congress pays for the bills. the congress is saying if we don't make the changes the way they want to, they're threatening to tank the united states economy. again, the debt ceiling, it is really important that people understand, this is not about expanding your capacity to start new government programs. this is paying for bill that is are already due and owing so not paying it would be like, tamron, you and i buying stuff on the credit card and then deciding after we bought that stuff we are not going to pay for it. if the united states does that, it will tank our credit rating and economy and make any discussion of what would happen going over the fiscal cliff look like child's play. that's why the president said, look, he is not going to allow the american economy to be held hostage in that way. he is absolutely prepared to continue to negotiate ways to reduce our budget deficit and that's exactly what we should be doing but we shouldn't be doing it under the threat, the republ
the commerce clause. >> right. >> what he said was it was a tax. >> must have been a mix-up in the prenotes of the preinterview. but let's see a shot in freeze frame. this is the face of a truly confused man. the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top here, folks. if only sean hannity would listen to his boss, he might not be so confused. "the constitutional right about guns is for self-defense and hunting. founders did not mean modern weapons of war." lining up the crazy is not a difficult task for the right wing these days. but this rhetoric and hysteria i think is very dangerous. there is no basis to call the president of the united states a tyrant or a dictator, and no president ever deserves to be compared to stalin or hitler. but of course it continues. it happened earlier this week. someone needs to be an adult in the room to tell them to cool it. you know? this is america. but abusing the first amendment really is not good. there is a responsibility when you're in front of a camera and you have a microphone. and if this is the way they want to use it, what do you think is going
mean, you really think we must be doing terrible. we have higher payroll tax, a gridlock in washington, but the actual job growth is very out of sync, and it almost says like, listen, we got rid of this, let's start hiring. we may be looking at this debt ceiling, and i'm going to invoke shakespeare, the bard, that this may be much ado about nothing. i'm going there. right here. >> right now? the cliff is -- >> don't you love -- you know, when i first heard, i thought what a great title, i said no, moran, take the shakespeare course first the it's going to be claymation death match, maybe ufc, you and i watch that in our spare time -- not -- but i don't think it's as important as getting through the fiscal cliff. people are hiring again. >> dow transports continue to hit six-year highs. >> even as crude is up 95. >> it's like a market that has transport leadership. did you see union pacific? we had mike's southern on "mad money" he says point-blank, the hole has bottomed and is starting to go higher. and be good to the shutdowns, the coal plants. don't forget china has been burning coal
on to the tax rolls and hopefully the voting rolls as well. >> the tax rolls piece is important here. the president is beginning to talk about the possibility of entitlement reform. that entitlement reform is on the table. is there a progressive way to do entitlement reform? is there something that the democr democrats should give on this, or ought we be holding the line on these issues? >> well, there is a lot we can do. take medicare for instance. i think that medicare has a way to be fixed. i met this past or two days ago with representatives from the aarp. i have looked at senator beckett's from alaska, a proposal he has put forth for the fixed social security. i really believe that there is a lot that can be done. we just have to sit down and do it in a comprehensive way. i don't think that you should do these things piecemeal. social security has nothing to do with the deficit, and it ought to be dealt with as a separate issue, but it has a lot to do with settling issues in the economy, because social security is a wedge issue if you don't get it fixed. so, let's fix social sec
to get through immigration, gun control. he wants to raise taxes probably again. and the challenge on those issues is, those democrats are, the president doesn't have to run for reelection. but they're worried he'll drag their numbers down. >> what about the people going through the 2014 congressional elections, do they look to the president as being someone who will help them fund-raise? do they rely on him for that or do they move past because he's getting into that lame duck status? >> it totally depends on the member and what kind of house district they represent or the state. except for some extreme cases, democrats representing really red states or obviously republicans, usually when offered the help from the president, they say, yes. the money you get from it is really so good. it's the best find of fund-raiser you can have if you're in a tough race. we'll see if he's popular in a few years. if he's not popular coming up to the 2014 elections, i think we'll see a lot of members fund-raise with him maybe halfway across the country. >> we're going to change to debt ceiling now
know who he is, he's teed off now about taxes and the golfer hints he might be making drastic changes to his golfing schedule by checking out of california or the country because of soaring federal and state income taxes. mickleson says his current tax rate is more than 60%. in the meantime, let's talk about this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at
is the republicans have agreed to raise taxes. they refused to do that for a generation. i think there will be a change on immigration. i think there's potential for bipartisan work on energy. the republican party's got to find its way back to some kind of restoration if it wants to get the white house back if it wants to control the senate again and move beyond the house. the movement they've had on the debt ceiling, democrats would call it gimmicky on some level. but we want to choose our fight difficultly. they want to push the president to deal with the spending problem this government has. you know what? all the polling reflects the fact that they're right. americans want a better economy. they want compromise. they want to cut government spending. so republicans are on the right track there. the question is how do they find a way to pressure the president in a way that's different tanhan what they've done. >> eugene? >> i think the question is whether the republican establishment, such as it is can bring along the rest of the republican party, the tea p
and costs were pretty moderate in the fourth quarter, and i think with the -- with the change in the taxes that came through in january, usually better for staples than consumer discretionaries so hopefully we'll get good numbers from there. >> where would you be investing, peter sorrentino? you said you like the early cyclicals? what does that mean? who do you like here? >> well, really it's a wide brush right now. we like refiners, the volero of the world. marathon petroleum spun out. that's an opportunity and agriculture, companies like lindsey, adco. do like the brazilian market. the real suffered last year so a lot of companies are on sale, cozian and volley, after great opportunities for investors, considering we've got a strong theme in the emerging markets that will continue this year. >> peter, thanks for joining us, rick as always, andres and christian come back when you can stay longer. >> i will. thank you very much. >> see you later. less than an hour finishing off what's been a pretty good week for the bulls on wall street. bob pisani has been in the middle of the action and
was on the fiscal cliff package on taxes. and that is not going unnoticed by many gop critics like the "washington post" today, whose editorial basically said that this latest proposal by the republicans is very reasonable and that the president and the senate would be wise to support it. you know, listen, the republican party is coming out of this last election as a broken party. i mean, admittedly they are. getting them unified right now is a challenge. but i think what they did yesterday is an important step. yesterday, they had to raise the debt ceiling. i don't think there was anything getting in the way of that. they never wanted to do that, but it was an important first step. i think the president was hoping and banking on the fact that the party would stay fractured and that it would be kind of a strength for him. but i think it was a good move by the republicans. >> rick: kristy, trey has been look forward to your response. >> i've been looking forward to giving it. there is several problems. one you already mentioned which is that it's unconstitutional. but there is more than that. the s
that could stimulate the economy. the economy and corporate tax reform. corporations, their outreach to business leaders. business leaders are begging for corporate tax reform. to have tax reform being part of a debt deal, all of these things will help get the economy on course faster than it is now. >> listen, it seems to me this is the absolute crux, isn't it? this sort of paralysis we've seen in washington, the very silly behavior that many would see, as we've witnessed in the last two years. this has to come to an end. i'm quite disturbed really, when margaret says john boehner is not going to get in a room and get stuff done. that's what gingrich and clinton did. they both told me that. they learned the hard way when government came to a grinding halt. and that's when they got in a room together. i would like to see the speaker and the president get in a room. i think they've been equally to blame in many ways for this impasse between them in the last four years. i don't want to see them do it the official way. you have a democratic senate, a republican congress, i don't see how
at that conference yesterday. it's the new iteration of the president's campaign operation. it is a tax-exempt group. it can accept unlimited donations. it does not have to disclose its donors, although the president's new organization says it will. it says the main purpose is to mobilize support for the president's second term policy goals. this is something new. after president george w. bush won reelection in 2004, he did not have an entire campaign structure at the ready, millions of supporters strong mobilizing behind him and raising money for him to achieve his second term goals. president clinton didn't have anything like that when he was elected to a second term. no president has had an independent group do that. but barack obama now has that. his election campaign has been turned into an independent group. the chairman of the new group will be a man named jim messina. he is not exactly a political lightweight. his last job was in fact running president obama's 2012 reelection campaign. to have jim messina in charge of this thing means this is not a place where emeritus your friends to keep
doubt bringing forth the preponderance of what bile and venomous language and a tax. what is the point of all? >> look. plenty of denigration on both sides to mend a disagree with all of it. you can disagree without tearing somebody down and he had every right to say what he said on sunday. that is his opinion. he speaks from personal experience. lou: no one is attacking him. wait a minute. nobody here is suggesting he does not have a right to do it. no one is suggesting -- i mean. [talking over each other] >> he is -- he used the preference of things that he witnessed during his campaign. we'll did. >> shucking and jiving, those are racist comments? -- lou: to buy applied to to read these words to iraq i mean, the president himself has described himself, as you know, as lazy. is this a word that somehow is one that i cannot use? and mean, this is a tax on both sides of the aisle, and sometimes there is real racism than these to be pointed out. >> that is like crying wolf when it is not there just first the whole cause. when susan rice did not good to be secretary of state democrats sa
in deciding what bills to pay. the treasury is getting money in every single day. tax dollars don't just come in on april 15th. they come in all the time. >> and the president will be forced to do what you and i and every other american have to do and that is prioritize expenses. if we would not default, prioritize that which must be paid first and then make tough oices as to what is necessary and proper for our government to be spending. that is what we should be doing every day and is, quite frankly, why this president has failed to lead because he just does not believe it. he believes there is no end, and at the end of his term will be somebody else's problem. gerri: it will. >> but here is one piece of advice. there are two big fights coming up, the continuing resolution, the rest of the fiscal year 2013 spending, and there is the debt limit. we have already seen, obama will demagogue. he will send bernanke out to rattle financial markets, bully republicans, and i will be a tough fight to win. on the other hand, if they pick a fight on spending on the continuing resolution, that is where,
their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they are out of step, out of the mainstream, totally out of sync with what's going on in our society. and quite f
strong gains since q4 last year. this despite talk of delaying the property tax reform due to insufficient planning and law making. >>> in hong kong all eyes on the chief executive's maiden policy speech with a focus on measures to tackle the housing crisis. developers reversed earlier losses to finish in the green, but telecos and energy majors dragged the market lower, ending down by a minor .1%. elsewhere, south korea's kospi finished marginally in the red. apple suppliers continued to weigh down the market over demand concerns on the iphone 5. the australian market bucked the down trend with the defense of telecos and health care stocks lending support. the sensex in action trading down by .5%. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. we'll take a break. >>> still will to come, hong kong selling out new plans to show up housing woes. >>> okay, let's bring you up to speed with stories. hong kong's chief executive has delivered his first policy speech outlining measures to cool property prices, reduce pollution, and improve welfare. he said it's necessary to curb specu
taxes sapped growth when you're starving for growth? >> reporter: yeah. and christine lagard, the former french finance minister is here. she and others said, yes, it's gone too far. it is stunted growth. while cutting debt, while cutting expenses, it has had the opposite infect. rather than creating growth and creating an environment for businesses to invest because they think governments are being responsible, things have slowed down so much there's been so much unemployment, 11.6% in the euro zone than it's having the opposite effect. we have to find a more dalan ba approach to how we go forward. europe has a disproportionate influence of this conversation. there is a conversation particularly vis-a-vis the united states as to how much is too much and how much austerity, how much in terms of cutting back is actually enough, christine? >> really nice to see you. when you run into indiana jones, he can have his hat back. nice to see you. >> how many bars are there over the world that have pictures of you in them? >> no, i turned 28 at a davos -- last year -- and it was one of the best b
jobs. without the income tax they were forced to limit the growth of their government. every state has prisons, schools but they find a way to fund those for less. those nine states gained population from other states, increase jobs four point* 9%. the other states declined. competition between neighboring states keeps them from indulging. new hampshire kept vermont politicians from going crazy. the existence of arizona and nevada teacher the california legislator from going crazy. they still do despite so many people moving. but it is good we have places like texas. smaller government means gross and a gradual increase while california shrinks. i hope the country watches and learns. that is our show. oee you next time. seven. the white house and state department confirming only the presence of some american citizens among the hostages, obviously relying principally on the algerian government for most of its information, although the united states has had drones over that plant for much of the time. so at this hour this is what we do know, that the algerian government has concluded
tax cuts for the rich. they have to understand that they want government to do things like help the hurricane victims which most voted against in the case of sandy. they need more moderate people to vote in the republican primaries.
influx of patients coming into the hospital. it's really sort of taxed the entire hospital system. we have patients in our emergency room, have crowded a lot of patients in the emergency room. we've used a lot of techniques to accommodate the influx of patients we've seen. >> are you seeing at least at press, are other hospitals, those extraordinary measures that some have taken, are they beginning to pull back a bit? >> we're not pulling back yet. as i said, we've seen a slight decline in the last couple days. but we want to make sure it actually starts falling considerably before we pull back. we've got additional staff on board. we've opened up additional units in order to take care of these patients. we've created new protocols in our emergency room to tri to triage them so make sure they're not mixing with the other patients. those policies will still be in place for the next couple weeks likely. >> in kitchens, and offices around the country, people are still talking about whether to get a vaccination, right? >> yes. >> they can start as early as october. if you haven't gotten a
and try and put pressure from the ground through, the way they've done on the tax issue that we just saw. >> megyn: that's interesting, they've sort of been avoiding congress because president obama has been hinting at this for some time. when he has pressure, why aren't you reaching out more, why don't you glad-hand and have a game of golf and form relationships so things can get done and be the bigger man. he sort of said, well, you can't deal with those guys, the house republicans, tough to deal with those guys, they're not going to talk to me and what i need to do go directly to the american people, he think that's how he achiefs success. and this group will go directly to the american people because they have millions and millions of e-mails and contacts for them. >> they've built the best campaign machine we've ever seen and tops president clinton arguably the best before in campaign history. and they have the e-mails and social media things they do, they-- a lot of that is about information gathering, they're able to get the names of people and access them directly, essentially go
some of the romney tax cut proposals. but let's look at this from a progressive perspective -- see, it's starting to hit me -- >> there you go, the vodka. >> you know, as senator coburn says, if we don't do some common sense rational things, in 20 years or in 15 years or even in 10 years, we're going to have a budget that is completely taken up by entitlements in the pentagon. and that will be the only thing we're capable of funding. it's the only thing we'll be able to use the power of some progressive government to try to change. you can't be -- i don't think you can be a really good advocate for education, if at the same time, you also don't make a powerful argument to get our priorities in order and make sure that we're capable, as a society, of responding to what we need to, because we are not fixed into a budget math problem that is so intractable as senator coburn says, that we sort of just drive off the edge. >> and michael, we have no money for discretionary domestic spending to invest in education, infrastructure, r&d. >> right. >> the things that government, we've grown to e
cnn. >> if you thought tax hikes would keep people from traveling this year, you may be wrong. >> according to surveys, more executives are planning to travel for business. if you top the save a few bucks, they may be taking the bus. >> if you think it's crowded on the roads and the errors, it's going to get more crowded. business travelers are hitting the road in greater numbers according to a survey and one by frequent business traveler magazine. business travel is far from smooth sailing. travel agents said the cheap issues when it comes to booking trips with limited seat availability and keeping costs down. meantime, business travelers complained of inconsistent experience and almost 3/4 said wi-fi was a huge factor when choosing an airline or hotel. companies like mega bus and greyhound have been experimenting with wi-fi hoping to attract more business travelers. it seems to be working according to a study. bus services saw more growth than either eye or rail travel. who knew? >> coming up, wall street has a sign that apple is responding and the smart phone market could b
it the curb. and many thought president obama wanted to go over in order to raise taxes. to do the same thing over the debt ceiling and get full blame for it, it could genuinely destroy the republican party, of course while destroying the economy. >> there is that little problem, for republicans. so what about this point, ezra, that the president, the federal government could easily meet its obligations on actual debt payments through bonds and that sort of thing. but it would be the spending, the discretionary spending that they would have to cut under these circumstances. so there wouldn't ever be, many republicans insist they wouldn't ever be a realistic prospect of default in this. and that is why the president uses the word "obligations," instead of the word debt because they may just agree with them that there wouldn't actually be a debt default. >> it is unclear, we literally don't know what would happen because it never happened bef e before. so a legal authority is not all obvious. so there is a question, for the treasury department, to decide if we pay off the bond holders, but not
their jobs, regular people. that's wrong. stop that. we can be for lower taxes, less government, less regulation. we can agree on that. but that is sick. why don't they call him up and say shut up once in awhile. your thoughts? >> they should. and if rush limbaugh actually saw that classroom after that morning, the reality of the situation that we're talking about. >> two to eleven bullets in each kid. unrecognizable children. remember being in first grade? >> i have a son who's there. >> we all remember it a little bit. in a powerful moment today the president spoke about meeting the parents of newtown victim grace mcdonnell. there she is. let's take a look. >> grace was seven years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and
trading, though. there are certain names people want to be involved with. for tax reasons, people got out of that last year and many of them put their money back into the market through facebook. it will be interesting to see after a month or a month and a half what happens after that money switches back into apple. we need apple to come out with something exciting. this is the first time the blackberry 10 had that excitement. when was the last time a company besides apple had that much excitement around a company? >> and so when the retail investor if and when they had come back, that you would often be a signal saying that often looks at retail value. when everyone wants to be at the same place, that's probably not where they want to be. >> it's tough for them to go all in and i see that. so i agree with a lot of what you're saying. but the one thing i would say to retail investors is work your way in slowly so you can wroo the time to buy down drafts. retailers make the mistake of going in at levels like this and then when we have a sell-off, it panics them out. >> same analogy to 401(
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